96 Free Things To Do In Sacramento

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Mix 96 wants to share all of the fun activities going on in and around the Sacramento area for you and your family to enjoy for free! Be sure to check back often to find new and updated free activities and events going on in your area.


1. LEGO Mania

South Natomas Library – 2901 Truxel Road, Sacramento, CA 95833

Date: Wednesday, July 1 

Time: 3:30-4:30

Come build and play with LEGOs! The library has a ton of LEGO blocks waiting you. The LEGO blocks are only for ages 5 and up, and there will be Duplo blocks for children ages 4 and under.


2. Dive-In Movie Night

Cottage Pool – 3097 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

Date: Friday, July 3

Time: 7 – 10:30 pm

Come out and enjoy an evening swim, and watch The Goonies at the Cottage Pool! Bring your own dinner, or purchase snacks from our concession stand. You have the choice of either sitting on the grass (you may bring a chair or blanket), or go for an evening swim*.

*Evening swim costs $2.50/per person


3. American River the Beautiful

Effie Yeaw Nature Center – 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, CA 95608

Date: Saturday, July 4

Time: 10:30 – 12 pm

Join a naturalist this Independence Day weekend to learn about the historic and beautiful American River.


4. Spirit of Freedom 4th of July Parade

Howe Park – 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

Date: Saturday, July 4

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

The Spirit of Freedom 4th of July parade is approximately 1.4 miles long, followed by an awards ceremony at the park, and activities, food and informational booths for families! Floats will be judged and trophies given for categories: most creative youth, best decorated bicycle, best of show, most spirited, best of show youth, best auto motorcycle, and best community group. Come on out!


5. 4th of July Celebration (Roseville)

Placer County Fairgrounds & Event Center – 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678

Date: Saturday, July 4

Time: 5 pm (Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm) 

Celebrate our country’s Independence with beer, food, and live music.

Note: Firework show is sponsored by the City of Roseville.

*Parking is $5


6. Carmichael Fireworks Show

La Sierra Community Center – 5325 Engle Road, Carmichael, CA

Date: Saturday, July 4

Time: 7 pm (Fireworks begin at 9:30) 

Join the 4th of July celebration for food, music and fun. Activities will include arts and crafts, inflatables, face paintings, and more. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and shade umbrellas to stay cool!


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